10-Day France Road Trip from Clermont-Ferrand to Orléans, Paris, Auxerre, and Lyon

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10 days & 9 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Have the adventure of a lifetime with this 10-day road trip through France.

This incredible self-drive vacation package will take you through the best destinations in France. With this perfectly planned travel package, you will stay 3 nights in Clermont-Ferrand, 1 night in Orléans, 3 nights in Paris, 1 night in Auxerre, and 1 night in Lyon, experiencing the ultimate road trip in France. Your road trip will enable you to discover the country's most popular attractions and restaurants in Clermont-Ferrand, Ingré, Orléans, Villepreux, Paris, Chelles, Auxerre, and Lyon.

We'll help you experience the best 10 days in France you can imagine, so you can leave happy and inspired.

Upon arriving in Clermont-Ferrand, you’ll collect the rental vehicle of your choice. From there, you’ll be off to discover some of the most popular attractions in France, including the stunning Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum.

You’ll have your choice of the country's best hotels and places to stay throughout your road trip, suitable for all budgets. For example, in the city of CLERMONT FERRAND - Residhome Appart Hotel Gergovia, you could choose to stay at a popular hotel like the 3-star Hotel Restaurant Campanile Clermont Ferrand - Le Brezet. Alternatively, you could stay at a luxury accommodation like the 4-star Kyriad Prestige Clermont Ferrand. Travelers looking for the best cheap accommodation could choose the 3-star CLERMONT FERRAND - Residhome Appart Hotel Gergovia. No matter which price range you’re looking for, our local experts will assist you in finding the best stay option for your visit.

Your road trip will bring you close to the best attractions and most incredible sights in France. From the magnificent Arc de Triomphe to the breathtaking Champ de Mars and Palace of Versailles, your journey will take you on a thrilling adventure through some of the most iconic travel destinations in the country. Your discovery doesn't end there. As you hit the open road and drive through Clermont-Ferrand, Ingré, Orléans, Villepreux, Paris, Chelles, Auxerre, and Lyon, you'll also have plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of France. Whether you're exploring enchanting small towns, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there's always something new and exciting to experience in France.

Add tours and tickets to each day of your trip to make the most of your time in France. You’ll have the opportunity to choose from the best tours and activities that your travel destinations have to offer, meaning you’ll never have a boring moment on your road trip through France.

Your travel plan itinerary also gives you multiple opportunities to look for souvenirs to memorialize your road trip in France.

You’ll return home having experienced the very best of everything France has to offer.

You can customize each day of your road trip vacation itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking. Enjoy the benefits of exploring all these great attractions at your own speed.

Your travel plan includes everything you need to experience the best of France. You’ll be booked at the best hotels for 9 nights, with plenty of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll provide you with the best car rental for 9 days during your self-drive road trip, including CDW insurance.

You’ll have access to 24/7 travel support, a personal travel agent, and a step-by-step guide via our flexible mobile app. All taxes are included in your vacation package price. You can choose and add your flight preferences as needed. Make your vacation in France extra special by adding tours and tickets to each day of your itinerary.

The best services in France fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your self-drive road trip in France today!

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Included

Hotel, 9 nights
Rental car, 10 days
CDW Insurance
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Personal travel agent
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Destinations

Photo of panoramic view of the city of Clermont-Ferrand with its cathedral, France.Clermont-Ferrand / 3 nights
Paris, France. Panoramic view from Arc de Triomphe. Eiffel Tower and Avenue des Champs Elysees. Europe.Paris / 3 nights
The City of Lyon in the daytime.Lyon / 1 night
Centre-Loire Valley - region in FranceCentre-Loire Valley
Auxerre - city in FranceAuxerre / 1 night
Ingré
Photo of Villepreux is a commune in the Yvelines department in north-central France.Villepreux
Photo of the Chelles canal lock, France.Chelles

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Attractions

Photo of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France best Destinations in Europe.Eiffel Tower
Photo of beautiful summer view of Louvre Museum, one of the world's most important museums, historic monument and parisian landmark, Paris, France.Louvre Museum
Photo of Disneyland Paris castle, France.Disneyland Paris
Photo of Arc de Triomphe  Early in the morning with the French flag, France.Arc de Triomphe
Photo of Champ de Mars view from top of Eiffel tower looking down see the entire city as a beautiful classic architecture, France.Champ de Mars
Photo of the Sacred Heart (Sacre Cœur Basilica),on Montmartre hill, Paris, France.Sacré-Cœur
Photo of Versailles palace outside Paris at sunset, France.Palace of Versailles
Photo of Luxembourg gardens and palace with puffy clouds in Paris, France.Jardin du Luxembourg
Photo of Corner of the Tuileries Garden with flower bed and alley with sculptures in Paris in springtime, France.Tuileries Garden
Photo of the Musee d'Orsay is a museum in Paris, France, on the Left Bank of the Seine.Musée d'Orsay
photo of La Villette Park with the Canal of the Basin of the Villette with boat at beautiful morning in Paris, France.La Villette
Pompidou Center - ParisCentre Georges Pompidou
Place de la ConcordePlace de la Concorde
Photo of the greenhouse of the Parc de la Tete d'Or, Lyon, France.Parc de la Tête d'Or
Photo of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on a bright afternoon in Spring, France.Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Photo of The Panthéon is a monument in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, France.Panthéon
photo of the beautiful Jardin des Plantes at morning in Paris is the main botanical garden in France.Jardin des plantes
Photo of Palais or Opera Garnier & The National Academy of Music in Paris, France.Palais Garnier
Aerial view of The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière and Lyon city.The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica in Lyon.Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
Place BellecourPlace Bellecour
Panoramic Domes
Saint Jean Cathedral (Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste) in Lyon, France, EuropeLyon Cathedral
The facade of the House of Lawyers where the museum is located.Musée Cinéma et Miniature
Place de Jaude, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FrancePlace de Jaude
Cathedral Sainte Croix d Orleans in FranceOrléans Cathedral
Jardin Lecoq, Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, FranceJardin Lecoq
Fresque des Lyonnais
L'Aventure Michelin, R-110866, R-1693143, R-2202162, R-3792877L'Aventure Michelin
Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière, Lyon 5e Arrondissement, Lyon, Métropole de Lyon, Departemental constituency of Rhône, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, Metropolitan France, FranceGallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, R-110866, R-1693143, R-3792877, R-2202162Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral
photo of Parc Floral de la Source in Orléans, France.Parc Floral de la Source
Statue de Jeanne d'Arc
Puy PariouPuy Pariou
Château de Beaugency - Centre d’art numérique, Beaugency, Orléans, Loiret, Centre-Loire Valley, Metropolitan France, FranceChâteau de Beaugency - Centre d’art numérique

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Jan 1 - Jan 10

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Day 1 – Clermont-Ferrand - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Clermont-Ferrand - arrival day

  • Clermont-Ferrand - Arrival day
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  • Place de Jaude
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Your road trip adventure in France begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Clermont-Ferrand. You’ll stay in Clermont-Ferrand for 3 nights, experiencing all the best things to do and see in the city.

Clermont-Ferrand has many popular destinations you can explore. You could visit attractions like the incredible place de Jaude. This attraction is a square and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 10,034 visitors.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city.

One of the best luxury places you could choose in Clermont-Ferrand is Kyriad Prestige Clermont Ferrand. This 4-star hotel is rated an average of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 2,344 guests.

We also recommend the best 3-star accommodations, like Hotel Restaurant Campanile Clermont Ferrand - Le Brezet. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,161 guests.

Alternatively, one of the best cheap hotel options in Clermont-Ferrand is CLERMONT FERRAND - Residhome Appart Hotel Gergovia. This 3-star hotel is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 558 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable during your vacation in Clermont-Ferrand, our system will automatically help you find the best alternative for your stay.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, Lard De Vivre. The restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 505 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is La Gourmandine. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,134 customers.

Locals recommend The Still Irish Bar as one of the best restaurants in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,220 customers.

Clermont-Ferrand also has several great bars that will fit all travel budgets. One of the best bars in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is Les BerThoM. This bar has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,164 customers.

Another of the best bars in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is The Salvation Jane Pub. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 538 customers.

Enjoy toasting the start of your 10-day vacation in France!

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Experiences

Day 2 – Clermont-Ferrand

Day 2

Day 2 – Clermont-Ferrand

  • Clermont-Ferrand
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Drive 37 km, 1 hour 54 min

  • Puy Pariou
  • Panoramic Domes
  • Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral
  • L'Aventure Michelin
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On day 2 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Clermont-Ferrand, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Clermont-Ferrand.

Today you'll explore the city of Clermont-Ferrand. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Puy Pariou. This incredible attraction is a mountain and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,078 visitors.

Clermont-Ferrand Cathedral is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 4,232 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is L'Aventure Michelin. This amazing attraction is a museum and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 4,701 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Clermont-Ferrand.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, like Restaurant Clermont-Ferrand : L'Odevie. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,126 customers.

Le Bistrot d'à Côté is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 819 customers.

Locals enjoy Lard et la Manière, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 814 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Clermont-Ferrand, Délirium Café. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 541 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Le Compt(o)ir. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 667 customers.

Au Fût et à mesure is another of the best bars in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This bar is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 457 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 3 – Ingré and Orléans

Day 3

Day 3 – Ingré and Orléans

  • Centre-Loire Valley
  • Ingré
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Drive 337 km, 3 hours 54 min

  • Château de Beaugency - Centre d’art numérique
  • Parc Floral de la Source
  • Statue de Jeanne d'Arc
  • Orléans Cathedral
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Day 3 of your road trip through France gives you the opportunity to experience two places in one day. You'll start your day with some exploring in the city of Clermont-Ferrand and end it at a top-rated hotel in the city of Orléans. You will stay in Orléans for 1 night. Have a hearty breakfast and get excited for a wonderful day ahead!

One of the best places to visit today in Clermont-Ferrand is the amazing Parc Floral de la Source. This attraction is a botanical garden that is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 3,741 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible best-rated sightseeing destination, Statue de Jeanne d'Arc. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,278 visitors, this attraction is one of the top sights in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination in the Clermont-Ferrand is the outstanding Orléans Cathedral. This popular catholic cathedral and travel destination has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 8,178 visitors.

You can make the most of your new day in Clermont-Ferrand by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else the city has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your road trip in France. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before it's too late.

At the end of the day, you will drive to the city of Orléans, where you will access the best hotels and places to stay.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Orléans is the 4-star Empreinte Hotel & Spa. This hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 1,582 guests.

After a long day of driving and exploring, we recommend you try La Parenthèse, one of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 888 customers.

Locals also recommend Les Fils À Maman Orléans as one of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans. Les Fils À Maman Orléans is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,573 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Orléans is Crêperie Bretonne - Restaurant de spécialités de Galettes et Crêpes fait maison, à base de produits frais & Bar breton. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,162 customers.

After dinner, visit L'antidote, which is considered one of the best bars in the city of Orléans. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 610 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Bonne Pioche. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 318 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 4 – Villepreux and Paris

Day 4

Day 4 – Villepreux and Paris

  • Paris
  • Villepreux
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Drive 161 km, 2 hours 29 min

  • Palace of Versailles
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Tuileries Garden
  • Centre Georges Pompidou
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Day 4 of your road trip will take you to the city of Clermont-Ferrand and the city of Paris. You’ll stay in Paris for 3 nights.

One of the best places to explore in the city of Clermont-Ferrand today is Palace of Versailles. This excellent attraction is a château that has been rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 119,665 visitors. Each year, Palace of Versailles attracts over 4,741,758 local and international travelers.

To experience the local culture, see more of France, and meet new people at the same time, we highly recommend you go on a tour. You’ll find many top-rated and popular tours in the city, offering unique experiences that will inspire you. On this tour, you can go on an epic adventure to some of the best places to visit in France. You also get to admire popular places of interest.

You could then travel to Arc de Triomphe for some unforgettable sightseeing experience in the city of Paris. This popular attraction is a triumphal arch and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 193,235 visitors. Approximately 2,743,823 people visit Paris every year to see the fantastic Arc de Triomphe.

This outstanding garden has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 92,172 travelers.

You can also stop at the popular Centre Georges Pompidou in the city of Paris. Hosting around 3,273,867 visitors every year, Centre Georges Pompidou is one of the best places to visit in Paris. This attraction, a stunning art museum, has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 55,213 visitors.

You’ll have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Paris.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Paris is the 4-star hotel Okko Hotels Paris Porte de Versailles. This hotel has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 819 guests.

Or, you could enjoy a stay at an exclusive 5-star apartment. The Toureifelchampselysee is a luxurious place to stay in the city of Paris. This apartment is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 97 guests.

If you’re looking for the best cheap hotel, we recommend staying at the 3-star hotel Hotel Ariane Montparnasse. This 3-star hotel has an average rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars by 419 guests.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, Restaurant Guy Savoy. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,143 customers.

Locals recommend Le Bistrot Du Perigord as one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris. Le Bistrot Du Perigord is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 584 customers.

Another of the best restaurants in the city of Paris is Kitchen Galerie Bis. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 512 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the top bars in the city of Paris, Le Calbar. This popular bar is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 775 customers.

You could also relax with a drink at a popular bar like Little Red Door. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,722 customers.

Be sure to celebrate another day of your incredible road trip adventure through France with a toast!

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Day 5 – Paris

Day 5

Day 5 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 16 km, 57 min

  • Jardin des plantes
  • Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Musée d'Orsay
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champ de Mars
  • More

On day 5 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Paris, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 2 nights left in Paris.

Today you'll explore the city of Clermont-Ferrand. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Jardin des plantes. This incredible attraction is a botanical garden and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 40,461 visitors.

Notre-Dame de Paris is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 45,788 visitors. Notre-Dame de Paris attracts about 12,000,000 travelers annually.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is Musée d'Orsay. Attracting 3,651,616 annual visitors, it's clear that Musée d'Orsay is one of the top sights of the area. This amazing attraction is an art museum and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 71,115 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding Eiffel Tower. This lattice tower and place of interest is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 322,389 visitors. Each year, approximately 6,207,303 people come to this outstanding attraction to enhance their travel experience in Clermont-Ferrand.

If you’re keen to explore even more, then consider a visit to the fantastic Champ de Mars. This urban park is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 172,488 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Paris.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, like Le Train Bleu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 6,110 customers.

The Bombardier is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,775 customers.

Locals enjoy Jules Verne, one of the most popular restaurants in the city of Paris. The restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,525 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, Experimental Cocktail Club. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,338 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 6 – Paris

Day 6

Day 6 – Paris

  • Paris
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Drive 30 km, 1 hour 33 min

  • Louvre Museum
  • Place de la Concorde
  • Palais Garnier
  • Sacré-Cœur
  • La Villette
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On day 6 of your road trip, you’ll start and end your day in Paris, but spend part of the day exploring places of interest outside the immediate city. You still have 1 night left in Paris.

Today you'll explore the city of Clermont-Ferrand. One of the best travel destinations you can make time for at the start of this day is Louvre Museum. As one of the top sights in the area, around 2,825,000 people visit this attraction every year. This incredible attraction is an art museum and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 260,788 visitors.

Place de la Concorde is another popular attraction you'll visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand. This spectacular attraction is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars by 54,229 visitors.

Another of the best travel destinations you can visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is Palais Garnier. This amazing attraction is an opera house and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 34,053 visitors.

Beyond the above-mentioned attractions, you also have the opportunity to visit the outstanding La Villette. This commune of france and place of interest is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 56,497 visitors.

To do something one-of-a-kind today, you can join a popular tour. Check out all the fun and eye-opening experiences you can try out in France to make your travel experience in the country more memorable.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to your accommodation in the city of Paris.

We recommend eating at one of the best restaurants in the city of Paris, like Le Petit Châtelet. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,057 customers.

Les Fous de l'Île is another of the best restaurant options in the city of Paris. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,046 customers.

After dinner, visit one of the best bars in the city of Paris, The Highlander. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 1,285 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Velvet Bar Paris. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 1,018 customers.

Café de Paris V is another of the best bars in the city of Paris. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 981 customers.

Raise your glass and relax after another big day of your road trip adventure through France!

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Day 7 – Paris, Chelles, and Auxerre

Day 7

Day 7 – Paris, Chelles, and Auxerre

  • Paris
  • Auxerre
  • Chelles
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Drive 236 km, 2 hours 47 min

  • Jardin du Luxembourg
  • Panthéon
  • Disneyland Paris
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Day 7 of your road trip through France is your chance to discover two places in one day, the city of Clermont-Ferrand and the city of Chelles. Get ready to experience some of the most famous attractions in the area!

One of the best places to visit in the city of Clermont-Ferrand is the amazing Jardin du Luxembourg. This attraction is an urban park and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 94,043 visitors.

You could also go sightseeing at the incredible Panthéon. This mausoleum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 43,649 visitors.

Joining a top-rated tour in Clermont-Ferrand is another excellent way to spend your new day in France. The best tours in this travel destination will take you on an exploration to some of France’s most well-known attractions and best-kept secrets.

With this tour, you’ll set out on a journey to France’s most interesting sights. As you go along this remarkable tour, you’ll also have the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of France’s scenic spots.

You’ll also have your choice of the best hotels and places to stay in the city of Auxerre.

One of the best hotel options in the city of Auxerre is the 3-star hotel Hotel Le Maxime. This hotel has an average rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 1,451 guests.

Raise your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure through France!

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Day 8 – Lyon

Day 8

Day 8 – Lyon

  • Lyon
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Drive 348 km, 3 hours 53 min

  • Parc de la Tête d'Or
  • Fresque des Lyonnais
  • Place Bellecour
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Rise and shine on day 8 of your road trip in France. Today, you'll wake up in Auxerre and embark on a scenic drive to Lyon, where you'll stay at one of the best hotels for 1 night. Seize the opportunity to explore spectacular attractions in Auxerre and Lyon Metropolis before you reach your end destination for the day.

It’s hard not to feel excited about visiting attractions in a destination as lovely as Auxerre. When you’re eager to explore the city and nearby areas, we recommend visiting some local favorites, such as the wonderful Cathédrale Saint-Étienne d'Auxerre - Baie 129. This attraction is a stained glass window that has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,232 visitors.

You could also stop at the incredible Abbey of Saint-Germain d'Auxerre. This attraction, a beloved place of worship, has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 569 visitors.

If you have time, another site you could explore in Auxerre is the stunning Muséum d’Histoire naturelle d’Auxerre. This museum and travel destination has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 174 visitors.

One of the most popular attractions you can visit is the remarkable parc de la Tête d'Or. This attraction is a park that has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 50,621 visitors.

If you want to explore more, visit the incredible Fresque des Lyonnais. This fresco and attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 4,927 reviews.

Another site you could visit today is the top-rated Place Bellecour. This square and travel destination is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 20,560 visitors.

When you're done with your sightseeing in Lyon Metropolis, it's time to continue your drive to the city of Lyon. When you arrive in Lyon you’ll check in at one of the best hotels in the area.

A frequently recommended apartment in the city of Lyon is the 4-star Le Sixième Ciel. This apartment offers plenty of functional amenities and has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 34 guests.

We recommend you end the day with a dinner at a popular restaurant near your accommodation, like L Bar food & drink. This restaurant offers various delicious and comforting meals and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 2,758 customers.

Locals also recommend Bouchon Tupin, another of the best restaurants in Lyon. Bouchon Tupin is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 969 customers.

If you feel like having something else, check out the menu at L'Institut Restaurant. This restaurant has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 853 customers and is a great place to enjoy a lovely meal.

After dinner, visit The Phantom of the Opera to enjoy a couple of drinks and relax. This bar is one of the best in Lyon, with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 514 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar like Black Forest Society. This bar is a great spot to meet new friends and celebrate your vacation. Black Forest Society has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 500 customers.

End your day by raising your glass in celebration of your incredible road trip adventure in France, and look forward to more great days to come!

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Day 9 – Clermont-Ferrand

Day 9

Day 9 – Clermont-Ferrand

  • Lyon
  • Clermont-Ferrand
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Drive 169 km, 2 hours 7 min

  • Musée Cinéma et Miniature
  • Lyon Cathedral
  • Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière
  • Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière
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Today, you'll hit the road once again, setting off on a journey towards the stunning city of Clermont-Ferrand. You’ll stay in Clermont-Ferrand for 1 night. But before you begin your drive, we recommend taking the time to explore some of Clermont-Ferrand’s must-see attractions and local hotspots.

If you’re curious to see more of Clermont-Ferrand, start your day with a visit to the amazing Musée Miniature et Cinéma. This much-appreciated museum and attraction is rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 9,540 visitors.

You could also stop at another of the best local travel destinations in the area, the fascinating Lyon Cathedral. This catholic cathedral and spectacular attraction has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 11,228 visitors.

We also recommend you spend some time at the popular Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière to make the most of your road trip across France. The spectacular Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière is a minor basilica that has been rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 25,765 visitors.

The lovely Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon-Fourvière is yet another attraction you could pay a visit. Around 4,363 visitors have left this museum average ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

After soaking up all the sights and sounds that Clermont-Ferrand has to offer, you'll be ready to hit the open road and continue your unforgettable road trip towards the city of Clermont-Ferrand. Clermont-Ferrand offers plenty of options for top-rated hotels and other places to stay that fit all travel budgets.

We recommend you stay at the exclusive Kyriad Prestige Clermont Ferrand, one of the best 4-star hotel options in Clermont-Ferrand. At this hotel, you’ll have access to many exceptional amenities that will ensure a pleasant and comfortable stay. This hotel is rated an average of 3.8 out of 5 stars by 2,344 guests.

Alternatively, check out one of the best 3-star hotel options in Clermont-Ferrand, like Hotel Restaurant Campanile Clermont Ferrand - Le Brezet. This hotel is a popular choice among travelers in the city and is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,161 guests.

If you’re looking for a top-rated budget hotel, we recommend you stay at CLERMONT FERRAND - Residhome Appart Hotel Gergovia. This 3-star hotel offers value-for-money accommodation and is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars in 558 guest reviews.

After you’ve settled into your accommodation, we recommend a dinner at the popular Le Boeuf Café. This popular restaurant is one of locals’ most recommended restaurants in the city, with ratings of 4.6 out of 5 stars in 593 reviews.

The remarkable La Vache qui Tète is another top restaurant in Clermont-Ferrand we recommend. This restaurant offers an unforgettable dining experience and is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 633 customers.

If you would rather go somewhere else, the famous Avenue* Restaurant is also an excellent choice. This well-loved restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 454 customers.

After your meal, we recommend you drink at one of the best bars in Clermont-Ferrand, the fantastic Le Bourbonnais. This bar has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 436 customers.

To end your night the best way possible, we recommend going to the wonderful The Viking Pub Counter. This bar offers a great variety of drinks and has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 403 customers.

Another bar with a great atmosphere is Smørrebrød. This bar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 349 customers, so don’t forget to check this one out as well!

Celebrate another amazing vacation day filled with adventure in France!

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Day 10 – Clermont-Ferrand - departure day

Day 10

Day 10 – Clermont-Ferrand - departure day

  • Clermont-Ferrand - Departure day
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  • Jardin Lecoq
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Day 10 of your road trip in France is your departure day. This is your chance to catch one last glimpse of Clermont-Ferrand before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. When you have time to explore the area before you make your way home, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Jardin Lecoq is an extraordinary attraction you could visit to enjoy your last day in Clermont-Ferrand. This park and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 6,878 visitors.

Take a stroll along the main shopping streets of Clermont-Ferrand and find some souvenirs to remind you of your road trip in France.

You could then enjoy your last meal in the city of Clermont-Ferrand at Délirium Café before you travel home. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 541 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Clermont-Ferrand. We wish you a pleasant journey home, with many wonderful memories of your unforgettable vacation in France!

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